Originally Posted by Toronto-Chris
Hey everyone. My wife and I drove a '13 X3 35i a few weeks ago and really liked it. We even zeroed in on a few add-on packages such as the M Sport. Things were pretty much sealed up until we drove a Volvo XC60 R-Design and now, I'm having a tough time choosing.
I'd really like to know what you guys love about your X3's. Features such as power and fuel economy are fairly obvious so, what are the finer points I should consider? Audio? Colour? Interior finishes? Please help me make up my mind!
If what matters is purely colour, interior, audio - maybe the q5 is for you. But having driven that back to back with the x3 recently, there is no comparison in terms of handling. The x3 steers and handles like a car, the q5 like a car carrying boat. Volvos have the same understeer tendency. So, if you like driving the x3 is the go, unless (like me) you're waiting for the porsche macan!